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8 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Best Price
Price starting from $816
US $ 640 per person
No of people Price per person
1 - 1 $816
2 - 4 $666
6 - 8 $640
10 - 12 $616
14 - 16 $599
Duration
8 days
Max. Elevation
4160m
Group size
Min 2-Max 16 (Single Supplement USD 150)
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Land/Jeep
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, December, February, March, April, May
Accommodation
Best available lodge en-route
Meals
Breakfast
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Pokhara-Jhino Danda- Bamboo- Deurali- Annapurna Base Camp- Bamboo-Pokhara

Highlights

    • An adventure trek to the world’s 10th-highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
    • Marvel at majestic Annapurnas, Machhapuchhre and many other alluring mountain summits
    • Trek from low-warm terraced paddy fields to cooler hills and reach at Arctic zone.
    • One of the shortest and altitude-friendly 8,000 m mountain base camp treks for beginners as well
    • Explore the lovely mountain villages enriched with age-old heritage cultures and distinct lifestyle
    • Unbelievable views of snow-capped peaks that surround the base camp.
    • Rejoice in the walkthrough Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest conservation area in the world.
    • Enjoy the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda before departing for Pokhara.
    • Get thrilled with the rhythmic natural waterfalls and deep wilderness on the trail
    • Relax in Pokhara, a short walk around Fewa Lake and enjoy the foods you like in restaurants.

“ Allocate 8 days in Nepal for a moderate Annapurna Base Camp Trek and capture the marvelous moments with massive Annapurna Mountains” 

Do you know that you can do Annapurna Base Camp Base Camp in 8 days? If you have got 7 days, it means a week time to spend in Nepal with a moderate trekking trip, you can go with 8 day Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek wonderfully takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp ( 4160m), one of the highest mountain’s base camp and amazes you with incredible mountain panoramas and the blissful moments of being into the core of nature with absolute wilderness.

Moreover, 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek lets you walk through Annapurna Sanctuary or Annapurna Conservation Area, the most massive protected area in the world and offers a big opportunity to explore the diverse species of wildlife and plants. The serene walk through deep woods, rhythmic and natural waterfalls, deep gorges, beautiful and historical local hamlets, the hospitable people with typical rural lifestyle, local lodge stay, organic food items of the Himalayas of Annapurna and Fishtail, terraced farmlands and picturesque landscapes will mesmerize during this 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

The thrilling and vibrating walk through the wild nature of Annapurna Himalayas and Machhapuchhre will delight and refresh you with the excitement of moderate adventure as you ascend to 4160m, the Annapurna Base Camp. And if you want to escape the walk down to Jhinu Danda and the jeep ride to Pokhara, you can go with Annapurna Heli Flight/ Or Annapurna Heli Tour.

8 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary has all the required glamorization and the right pacing of the participants/ trekkers while ascending so that they won’t encounter the possible threats of high-altitude sickness at Annapurna Base Camp. The trek offers you the right pacing and the walking hours of 6-7 hours a day with the perfect ascent of 4-5 hundred meter.

Your 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins from Pokhara and ends at the same place with a jeep ride from Jhino Danda (1700m) to Pokhara. After that or before the trek begins, you can enjoy the Pokhara city and its magnificent highlights like lakes, caves, waterfalls falls holy stupas and temples.7 days or weeks to spend in Nepal for an adventure trekking moderately? Simply pick up 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek and get boosted up or other adventure trekking in Nepal like Everest Base Camp Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek.

8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Required Permits 
The trek route requires two different types of permits. These are the Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit and TIMS ( Trekking Information Management System) Card. The TIMS Card costs USD 20 and ACAP Entry Permits costs USD 30. You can obtain these two Annapurna Base Camp Trek  Permits through your local travel partner you are using for your Nepal trip or you can collect them directly. Simply provide your travel partner with a copy of your passport and some recent photographs, and they will get the permits for you.

8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level 
It is a moderate adventure up to 4160 m above sea level, the highest elevation of 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. So, even beginners with some skills and moderate stamina trekking can accomplish this trek. However,  one requires a good level of fitness and proper preparations like regular walks and exercises on daily basis.

Having packed with the right trekking gear and with a good level of fitness, you can do this trek without any hindrances on the trail to ABC and back to Pokhara.

There is no age bar for 8 days of Annapurna Base Camp Trek and even beginners and people of old age like 70 can do this trek with the right pacing and acclimatization but need to be accompanied by a professional trekking crew. 
Those who have 6-7 hours walking stamina with the ascent 4-5 meters, getting the highest elevation 4160 m can do this trek.

8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Food and Accommodation   
Untill Pokhara, trekkers will enjoy luxury accommodation and they can have the food items they like. But, when they ascend up to Ulleri and Poonhill-Ghorepani, or when they ascend up to Jhino Danda, they may not have such chance to have the accommodation and food items. However, don’t be sad, there are plenty of lodges and guesthouses to organize your accommodation and foods. Moreover, your guide will manage your beautiful food and accommodation for you during the trek. The local guesthouses and the lodges will offer you food item with certain criteria with prices mentioned in the menu during your 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Note: Sometimes, it may be difficult to find the right accommodation during two peak trekking seasons in Nepal: Autumn( Sep-Nov) and Spring ( Mar-May).

8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Transportation 
If you are starting the trek from Kathmandu, you will have two options: air and land and if you are starting it from Pokhara, then, you have only one choice that island. The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 40 minutes maximum and the road trip is 7-8 hours. Even, the road gets disturbed by heavy traffic and other issues. So, flight is recommended.

After you get to Pokhara, you again have to drive to Nayapool/Birethanti for 2 hours or directly drive to Ghandruk or you can directly drive to Jhino Danda if you are following another trail and begin the hiking. While returning back from Annapurna Base Camp, you can drive directly from Ghandruk to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu. ( Flight from Pokhara is optional and still can be done in request) 

8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Guide and Porter 
You require hiring at least a guide for your 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Without a guide, you are not permitted to do Poonhill Trek or further to Annapurna Base Camp.

The guide has a government licensed holder coordinating knows the local flora and fauna, Entire Mountain views, well-known precautions, and local culture and speaks English very well. Even the porter will help in many ways like carrying your baggage and helping in walking if the trail is straight up and steep down.

Important Note

Trekking Mode:  On best available lodge en-route trekking.

Trekking Grade Moderate and Adventurous walks.

Highest Point: At Annapurna Base Camp 4,160 m / 13,549 feet.  

Local culture/religion:  Gurung tribes follow Buddhism and Hinduism religions and cultures.

Trekking duration:  06 Nights and 07 Days with a short drive both ways.

Total Trip in Nepal:  07 Nights and 08 Days from arrival to departure.

Best Seasons for 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek, visitors can enjoy walks nearly all seasons of the year. The best seasons are spring and autumn/fall, the peak time for trekking.

Springtime begins from March to May when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom. The day is much longer full of sunshine, and can get cloudy in the afternoon sometimes. Chances of light rain on treks sometimes.

The next best time is autumn/fall, days are mostly clear with enough sunshine, spectacular views and pleasant temperatures for walks.
If you want to know some more detail please click the link: weather-in-Nepal

High Altitude Sickness
High altitude sickness is a condition that can occur when our body not adapting well to having less atmospheric pressure and oxygen at high altitudes. Low atmospheric pressure and thin air at high altitudes have effects on the human body and develop altitude illness. 
To learn more about High Altitude Sickness. click this link: altitude-sickness-information 

Things to know before deciding a trip in Nepal

People type and search things to know before deciding a trip in Nepal on Google and other social media platforms and find a number posts about the topic. Though you are fed a number of information about things you should before deciding a trip to Nepal, you have to be very selective to the authentic ones. If you go haphazardly through article and the information, you may be misled while traveling in Nepal 

Various things are must know things before deciding a trip to Nepal but a few things are much more important things to know before departing from your country. There are 5 must know things before deciding a trip to Nepal. They are:  Weather Condition, Geography and Culture, Currency, Food and Accommodation and Health and Securities. Now, let’s talk these 5 must know things about Nepal before deciding a vacation trip in Nepal in detail. For this click: 5 must-know things before deciding a trip to Nepal. 

Nepal Travel Info

A small landlocked country situated between China and India, covering 0.03% of the whole continent, is Nepal. Also known as the land of the Himalayas, Nepal is a treasure cove for adventure activities. Eight of the fourteen highest mountains above the height of 8000m lie here. Trekkers are bound to come across countless forests, gushing rivers, turquoise lakes, and sparkling glaciers on the trekking routes. More: Nepal Travel Info

Trip Itinerary

After you land in Kathmandu, our staff will attend you at the airport. They will bring you to the hotel in a private van or car. You will refresh and enjoy short walks on the streets while our staff prepares for the trek. You will have dinner and spend the night in Kathmandu.

Optional Itinerary: If arrive earlier in the afternoon or a few days earlier, you can do some other UNESCO World Heritage Sites tours in Kathmandu Valley or a short day/day hiking around/near Kathmandu Valley. If you want us to set up an itinerary for you, contact us. 

Max. altitude

1338

Accomodation

Hotel

Morning with pack breakfast, get ready to go Tourist Bus park for overland journey to Pokhara. An exciting drive of about normally 6 to 7 hours if there are no Traffic jams following the main Nepal busy highway, the drive leads along the Trisuli River. One of the most popular rivers for rafting adventure, the drive then diverts towards the west to reach Pokhara city. Along the drive, one can experience rural farm life with grand views of snow-capped peaks. Slowly the drive ends on reaching Pokhara by the lovely Phewa Lake side, where all good hotels are located. After checking into a nice room, having time to browse around the Phewa Lakeside.

(Optional: Optional: Froom Kathmandu to Pokhara, a scenic flight of 30 minutes)

Max. altitude

822

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

After you have breakfast at Pokhara Hotel, the jeep will transfer to Jhinu Danda near the suspension bridge via Naudanda, Lumle, Nayapool and Birethanti. It will take 2-3 hours to get to the base of Jhinu Danda by a four-wheel jeep. On the way, you will see the beautiful Modi River and local settlements along with alluring mountain peaks along the trail. The road is rough and bumpy, but the drive offers beautiful views of the surrounding hills and valleys. You will have your lunch at Jhino Danda walk up to Chhomrong village and walk further to Sinuwa. On this section of the walk, you will feel a bit strenuous to walk the steep uphill of Jhinu Danda till you get to the top of the hill and then walk down to the riverside. You will cross the suspension bridge and walk up to Sinuwa. Stay overnight at the lodge. 

Max. altitude

2340

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

Initially, you will pass Bamboo, Dovan and Himalaya before you ascend to Deurali.  As the walk continues through dense vegetation and tree lines to reach the Himalayas via Bamboo and Dovan.  Himalaya, a settlement with 2-3 lodges, is located right beneath Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks. A short walk with gentle ascend we get a large overhanging cave called Hinku Cave. After the Hinku Cave trail downhill close to Modi River with a short climb reaching a plateau, where Deurali is located.

Deurali stands above 3,200 m high,  enjoy the surrounding views. From here the tree lines drop for short foliage and bushes, which Deurali places at the bottom of Huin-Chuli peak.

Enjoy lunch with a leisurely afternoon around this lovely area close to the raging Modi River along with some mountain peaks. 

Max. altitude

3230

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

Today’s walk takes you to our main goal and highlights, start the morning heading up following the river upstream. A steep climb in some sections on a grassy path, as walk climbs on stone steps to MBC (Machhapuchare Base Camp).
MBC stands high beneath the towering North Face of Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish Tail peak. MBC with a few good simple lodges and restaurants, enjoy lunch-facing views of Machhapuchare, Huin Chuli, and Annapurna South.

From MBC enjoy grand views of Annapurna-I towards the west, after lunch a short climb to enter the picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary. Walk on the easy gradual uphill trail to reach a Welcome Sign Post of Annapurna Base Camp. Then climb to a grassy plateau, where Annapurna Base Camp is located with several guest houses and lodges.  An exciting and glorious place to enjoy the day at Annapurna Base Camp sits on the lap of the staggering ice and snow wall of Annapurna-I.

Max. altitude

4130

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

A long day walk but much easier on downhill with a few short ups to Bamboo, morning bidding farewell to ABC. The walk follows past MBC to Deurali, from Deurali a slow climb and Hinko Cave and heading to the Himalayas. As the walk continues reaching the dense tree lines arriving at Dovan and then down to Bamboo and finally to Sinuwa for an overnight halt. The trek from ABC to Sinuwa is filled with diverse landscapes and breathtaking views, making it a memorable part of the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Enjoy your descent and the beautiful scenery along the way!

Max. altitude

2340

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

After a pleasant overnight stop at Sinuwa with the cool air, morning a short descent to Lower Sinuwa. The trail follows through enchanting woodland and local settlements down to Chomrong Khola / stream. On crossing a bridge a steep climb on steps to Chhomrong for lunch or you can directly go to Jhino Danda for lunch.

The trek from ABC to Sinuwa is filled with diverse landscapes and breathtaking views, making it a memorable part of the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Enjoy your descent and the beautiful scenery along the way! After you stay for an hour at Jhino Danda for Lunch, you will walk down to the jeep station cross a long suspension bridge, catch the jeep and take a ride to Pokhara city. 

Max. altitude

1700

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

After Breakfast Drive Back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus. Evening join with farewell dinner and next day we will arrange your departure to homeward.

Optional Itinerary:  If you have extra days, you can extend your trip to Pokhara. you can explore Pokhara city and other highlights of Pokhara like Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Davis Fall, World Peace Stupa, Pumdikot with massive Shiva Statue, Phewa Lake and even you can do Paragliding too. 


Max. altitude

822

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs
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What's Includes

    1. All Arrival and Departure Transfer from airport to hotel and vice-versa. 
    2. Twin sharing room on tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara
 and Mountain on a bed and breakfast basis only.
    3. Tourist Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
    4. Transportation Pokhara -Jhanu Danda-Pokhara.
      • Twin-sharing accommodation on best available lodges/Guesthouse
      • Service of guide, and trekking staff as per size 2:1porter.( It means for two clients one porter)
      • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides, trekking staff and porters.
      • Necessary Trekking Permits TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems), ACAP.
      • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our staff if required for minor wounds and sickness.
      • Gift of Haven Holidays Company T-shirt or Cap
      • Trekking equipment: Duffel Bag if necessary.
      • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

    What's Excludes

      • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

      • Expenses of a personal nature

      • Gratitude or tipping for trekking staff, drivers, porters and guides,
      • Personal trekking gear, including sleeping bags and down jackets.

      • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation, including Helicopter Service.

      • Personal medical kit, as advised by your doctors.

      • Early return from the trek due to personal domestic or medical reasons, no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey.
      • Lunch and Dinner all round the trip.
      • Domestic tickets fare like Kathmandu - Pokhara and Pokhara - Kathmandu. 
      • Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing 

    Trip Info

    Arrival and Transfer to Hotel 
    You will arrive either by air or land to Nepal. If you arrive Nepal by air, you have to use the only Tribhuvan International Airport. Instead, if you use the road, you can enter or arrive Nepal by land, you can different borders of Neighboring countries (India and China) like Rupaidia, Jogbani, Raksaul, Sunauli, Nepaljung, Dhangadi, Chandani Dodhara, Birjung, Kakarvitta, Jhapa, Morang, Tatopani, Tinker, Rasuawagadi, Kimanthanka etc. You can use whichever entrances you like to suit your comfort and convenience. 

    On Arrival, you will have the on arrival visa instantly if you have not applied Nepal visa for Nepal through the consulate centers or Nepal Embassies nearby you or your city.  Within half an hour, you can get an instant authentic visa on your passport after producing all required documents for visa.

    But, majority of people/trekkers enter Nepal by air and that is via Tribhuvan International Airport. We receive you at the arrival of any entry points of Nepal or mainly at Tribhuvan International Airport without any delay according to your arrival time. It may take some time like 20-30 minutes to collect your luggage and for security checking at the airport. After that, you make your way to the exit of the airport and Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Representative will be waiting there holding the Board Witten “Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd” and as you see the board, you have to go with him or her and we will make a very comfortable transfer to the hotel you are staying overnight. The transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport and Thamel, the hotel where you are staying will take just 15-20 minutes drive. Don’t get scared with the chaos and heavy traffic on the way to the hotel from Airport. 

    Get checked in hotel and take rest and get refreshed. We will give you the time for orientation after you get checked in the hotel. 

    Check if everything is fine with the accommodation you are using tonight. 

    Orientation 
    As you are given the time when you get checked in the hotel, you will be followed by our staff for the orientation. It may be on the same day or later the next day early in the morning at breakfast. 

    We will briefly let you know the trip you are undertaking from the next day or from the same day onwards. You will be stated about the highlights of the trip, preparations, equipment, food and accommodation, guide and porter, emergency rescue, travel insurance and many other important things to know beforehand. 

    We will introduce you the trip crew and have a brief talk to them so that you can feel more convenient during the trip. 

    If you have any query, you can put them in this orientation meeting before you depart for your trip. 

    Last Minute Booking 
    Last minute booking is always open for you but the same package tends to be little more costly that the regular departure dates trip packages. Actually, those who approach for last minute booking with us; they must pay 10% additional cost of the total trip cost mentioned in our website. 

    You can book the trip you like in our website even a day prior to the trip begin. 

     If you are lucky, then, the last minute may be a golden opportunity for you to get the same price or even less than that if one of the members of the trip gives up and withdraws the trip plan at eleventh minute. So, if you are late to book the trip you really like to do with us, no worries, you still have option and we will try our level best to make your trip successful and grand as other normal trips. 

    Don’t’ hesitate to hit the booking button at the eleventh hour, we are always open and here to organize your vacation trips in Nepal. 

    Trip Extension 
    We are always flexible and open to the extension of the particular trip you are undertaking. If you really enjoy the trip you are doing, you can extend it to longer days or to longer hours. But, for this, you must contact us one day prior so that we can arrange the required things like trip crew, accommodation, transportation and other minor needy things for your extended trip. If you let us know a day earlier directly or through the trip crew you are using in the field/route like through your trip leader, you will have a beautiful time ahead. For the extension of trip, you must add some little additional cost which we will settle in mutual understanding. 

    Currency Exchange 
    You can exchange your currency even in the Tribhuvan International Airport at your arrival or you can exchange it after you check in the hotel in Thamel or in other several places of Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Lumbini or any trekking beginning points as well. You’d better exchange your currency with Nepali ones in Thamel as they give a good exchange rate.  You can find several money exchange counters in different corners of Thamel city. You can directly go there and can exchange your currency with Nepali ones. 

    If you are in rush and you cannot do this, you can pay USD or AUD or CAD to the people whom you need to pay like for your accommodation, foods, trips costs, tipping etc. You can even get the exchange of your currency with Nepali on the trekking routes/trip routes like in Lukla, Namche, Pokhara, Besisahar, Manang etc. You can ask to exchange your currency with Nepal ones with local lodges/restaurants/hotels/ guesthouses too. But, you need to have your currency like USD, AUD or CAD. Even Indian currency doest work in Nepal while paying but only Rs. 100 rupees not 500 and 1000. You can pay with your own currency with the current exchange rate wherever you go in Nepal. No worries guys!!

    HH Team
    Haven Holidays Team is very professional, reliable and responsible. You can completely on them. They are well trained, friendly and highly literate in respective languages. You can share anything you like with them without any hesitation. They know local culture, civilization, history, foods and accommodation, weather condition, expert in first-aid application and how to handle the sudden accidents on the trip. They are eco-friendly and better understand the non-humans rights and their lives. 

    However, we kindly request not to exploit them and provoke them on the trip for your personal benefits. You can enjoy your trip with them at fullest but at the same time we humbly appeal not to try to change their mindset, perspectives, religion and culture that are following. 

    Haven Holidays Team will assist you in every step of your trip to make it memorable and more convenient. 

    Luggage and the Storage 
    If you are hiring the porter for your trip in the mountain, you can pack no more than 9 kg. in the duffel bag or in your own backpack. We provide you a very reliable duffel bag to put your stuffs to be carried in the trip. It will be very safe to be carried by porter .Because it is the international labor rule that a porter can only maximum 18 kgs in the mountain. Please, don’t pack unnecessary stuffs in the duffel bag. Actually, two people can share one duffel bag and one porter by putting 9k stuff by each individual.

    If you think you don’t need the stuffs you have with you in the mountain, you can store at the hotel in Kathmandu or even in Pokhara if you are passing through it. The best way to keep your unnecessary stuffs is in Kathmandu hotel. They will keep your unnecessary luggage/stuffs very safely till your return back. Ask you trip leader or hotel receptionist to do it for you before you depart for the trip. Don’t forget to take the luggage tag while storing the unnecessary luggage. 

    Meals
    Meals will be provided according to the itinerary and cost includes and cost excludes. If you are given the itinerary or cost include like including BB only, you will be provided breakfast only and if the if you have booked the trip package like including full-board meal, you will get all the meals including breakfast, dinner and lunch. Apart from main meals, if you have tea, coffee, cold drinks and other alcoholic drinks, you have to pay them personally. 

    During the trip, you will be given enough time to have the meal. You can enjoy the meal you like from the menu. Vegan, Vegetarian?? If you are vegetarian, you will still find the choice in the menu and our guide will take a good care of you thorough the trip. 
    You will have your meal at the lodge/local guesthouse, hotel or resort during the trip. You are supposed to have the meal where you stay overnight in the mountain during the trekking trip. 

    Sometimes, you may not get the item you want in the mountain during the trekking trip/touring trip, at the time; you have to consider it very calmly. 

    You will enjoy freshly cooked meals in the mountain during the trip days with local ingredient 

    Trek Starts 
    The trek commences from Kathmandu with a flight to Pokhara and then jeep ride to Jhino Danda. The flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu is only for 40 minutes and then the jeep drive to Jhino Danda is for 2-3 hours along the off-road. However, the drive will be adventurous and exciting with marvelous country, mountain and rivers views. 

    You arrive at Jhino Danda via Pokhara city, you will enjoy natural hot spring here. 

    Electricity and Water
    You will get good and undisturbed facility of electricity during the trip in Nepal. Even though you go to the mountain for trekking and other adventure activities, you can get the facility of electricity to change your phones and backups for free. However, in some cases you may have to face the problem of load-shedding and  the local lodges and guesthouses may charge you some amount like Rs. 100-200 to charge your batteries, backups and phones in remote area trekking like upper Mustang Trekking, Upper Dolpo Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trekking and Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Otherwise, in Annapurna region trekking and Everest Region trekking, you don’t need to pay for battery, phone and backups charging on the trail. But, there won’t be electricity heating system in the mountain while doing trekking or other adventure activities.  Unlike that, you can enjoy all kind of electricity heating system in the city tours like Kathmandu City Tour, Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini Tour, Nagarkot and Namobouddha Tour. 

    Drinking water must be pure, safe and contamination free. You can get bottled or purified drinking water during the trip even in the mountain which is very safe for you to drink. Majority of the people who make a trekking or adventure trips in the mountain go with boiled water which is prepared by the local lodges/guesthouses on the trail which is the best way to keep you safe from contaminated water. However, some people carry water purifying ingredients and they apply it to the drinking water and they drink it. But, don’t try to drink the water from Local River, stream and taps. The bottled water costs between Rs.100-300 which is 1 liter in the mountain. 

    Communication 
    You can enjoy excellent facility of communication in Kathmandu and in other major cities like Chitwan, Pokhara, Nagarkot and Lumbini. However, in case of trekking trip in mountain, you may not be able to have such kind of facility like in the cities. But, most of the local teahouses/lodges/ guesthouses/ hotels on the trail will offer you the facility of  Wi-fi. Sometimes, you get it for free and sometimes, you may have to pay like Rs.100-200 per device for the installation of Wi-fi during the trip in the mountain.

    In the remote area trekking like Manaslu Circuit Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Kanchenjungha Circuit Trek and Upper Mustang Trek, they charge certain amount like Rs.200-400 per device for the installation of Wi-fi at the local lodges. Otherwise, in Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek, they don’t charge you the money for the facility of Wi-fi, they will offer you for free.

    The best way to access good communication over your smart phone is getting local Nepali SIM Card like NT and NCELL. You get these local Nepali SIM Cards easily in Kathmandu and even in International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport. For this, you have to present the copy of your passport and a passport sized- photograph. You can buy datapack via this local SIM Card and you make a very good communication wherever you go, even from the corner of the mountain.  You can make a call, you access internet over it and even make a video call instantly from the Everest Base Camp (5364m) and even from Larkya La Pass (5106m) in Manaslu Circuit Trek.

    Trek Ends 
    The trek ends in Pokhara officially with a flight to Kathmandu. Normally, in Pokhara, you can celebrate the last day of the trek with your entire trekking crew like offering them tips and heavy dinner because they have worked hard for you and your safety all round the trip. The last day walk is from ABC to Pokhara and you wait for the next day’s flight to Kathmandu . 

    Important Note
    The Lukla weather keeps changing in 15 minutes so it cannot be 100% that the flight to Ramechhap or Kathmandu from Lukla can take place on given time. It may get delayed or postponed or even cancelled for few days. In this case, don’t panic, don’t get agitated and don’t trouble your trekking leader for the delay, cancellation or postponement of flight. Be calm and talk to your trekking lead to find out the way to escape this situation.

    You have got two options for you in this case: the one is helicopter flight to Kathmandu and walk down to Surke and Paiya for 5 hours and get jeep ride to Salleri and then to Kathmandu. You’d better make an approach to helicopter first and then go with walk down to Surke and Paiya. Actually, the walk down to Surke and Paiya is very challenging to follow the trail used by mules; the trail is muddy and slippery. Be careful to follow this trail to Paiya via Surke from Lukla.

    If you are doing your Everest Base Camp Trek, you have to have at least one/two spare day. This will help you make your Everest Trek less stressful and less panicked

     Feedback
    You can give feed back of the trek/trip you have undertaken at the end in Kathmandu. You can visit our office or you can do it in the farewell dinner we organize. Your feedback about the trip will always be taken positively. We really need it to grow up and to sharpen our services and facilities in the days to come.

    If you cannot attend the farewell dinner at the end of the trip in Kathmandu or you don’t have time to visit our office, you can write your feed back in trip advisor page that will be more reliable and public. 

    Trek Extra Personal Expenses 
    How prodigal you are? Your trek extra personal expenses depend on it. If you love doing extra expenses on the trip, you will go to topics like alcoholic drinks, extra tea or coffee apart from the meal, tipping, some minor donations, and extra snacks on the trail, some urgent personal stuff like clothing or any other equipment you immediately require on the trip in case it gets damaged or stop functioning. And, at the end of the trek, you have to give some tips to your trekking crew, at least some or little. For this, you have to allocate some dollars or Nepali currency. 

    Typical Day
     The typical trip day begins with a good breakfast. You will have breakfast at around 7-8 am and begin the day after it. Then, you will have to work/walk for 3-4 hours after breakfast and you will stop for lunch. The lunchtime will be around an hour. You will order your lunch item and the restaurant/hotel/teahouse will cook for you. Sometimes, you may have to wait for sometime if the restaurant or hotel is crowded. You can find the item you like to have in the menu prepared by the local lodge/restaurant / hotel. If you are vegetarian, no worries, you can still find the ways.

    After lunch, you will resume your work/trek/trip again and end it in the after like around 3-4 pm. After that, you will check in hotel/guesthouse/teahouse and get refreshed. Take rest, change clothing and go for dinner at around 6-7 pm. Your leader will help you to order the meals you like. At the dinner, your leader will share the important information for the next day’s trip and you can raise the question regarding it. The leader will orient you what to wear, how to walk, what to carry and where to eat. Follow the instructions from the guide/leader very well. 

    Why with Haven Holidays?
    • Free Booking and Free Cancelation 
    • Veteran Crew Members 
    • Enhancing Eco- Tourism 
    • Prompt response, full safety and comfort guaranteed. 
    • No hidden cost 
    • Flexible 
    • Cost Friendly 
    • Wider Networks 
    • Expert in risks management 
    Booking, Cancellation and Refund
    If you want to book the trip featured by us, you require settling the 25 % payment of total trip cost. However, if you are in rush and instantly plan your trip to Nepal, then, you can make the trip payment by visiting our office in Nepal as well but we need a confirmation email prior to it.  

    In case you cannot do the booked trip in the timeframe you wanted for some reasons, you have the right to postpone it. Even if you cannot do the trip after the postponement, you can transfer the same trip or other in exchange to your family, relatives and friends.

     But for Everest Base Camp Trek or other any trip in Everest region, the cancellation must be made 2 months prior as we have already booked the accommodation, transportation and domestic flights in order to make your trip more consistent and convenient.

     But, sorry to state that no refund will be made for the exchange of booked trip with us. We are ready to wait for months and years for your right time to do the booked trip in Nepal. Be confident that we won’t spoil your booked trip.

     Travel insurance
    Travel Insurance is a must thing to fix before the departure for a particular trip. In case you face sudden and unpleasant incident during the trip, you may need recue evacuation and medical expenses. For that, you must have travel insurance. Actually, life is more important than your trip. As long as you have life, you have everything. So that, have a authentic travel insurance that covers all rescue evacuation and medication expenses in case you have got some nasty accidents during the trip.

     If you have got some idea about travel insurance and the companies who do travel insurance for you, you can go with them, otherwise, you can search on Google and will easily get the travel insurance companies who will help you doing insurance for your trip.

     Hot Shower
    Actually, a warm or hot shower makes you refresh and offers you new energy during the trip and it in very necessary. If you are travelling in the city area in Nepal, you will easily get the facility of hot shower. But, if you are making a trip in mountain, it may be difficult to get hot shower during the trip.  However, local lodge and guesthouse will offer you bucket shower with warm water or they will provide hot shower with cooking gas. If you want to do enjoy the hotel shower in the mountain, you can ask the local lodge owner to manage it for you and they will charge some money like Rs. 300-500 per individual.

     Why Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Haven Holidays?
    • Expert and professional local guides
    • Flexible trekking crew
    • Better understanding of weather condition and local culture
    • Immediate Rescue in case of emergency
    • Better Accommodation Food
    • Eco- Friendly and Sustainability
    • Expert in Communication 
    Departure
    After farewell dinner with our team and the important feedback session, we will comfortably drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport and to any other destination you want for your exit to your homeland or for the commencement of another trip. After we drop you to the destination you prefer, you can catch up your international flight and another trip you want. We wish you a very wonderful time ahead. 

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    A Journey of a Lifetime: Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Haven Holidays

    My experience with Haven Holidays on the 8-day Annapurna Base Camp trek was nothing short of extraordinary. From the moment we landed in Nepal until our farewell dinner, every aspect of the trip was meticulously planned and executed flawlessly. Our guide was not only knowledgeable about the trails but also deeply passionate about the region's culture and history, enriching our journey with fascinating insights at every turn. The accommodations and meals provided were top-notch, ensuring our comfort and satisfaction throughout the trek. I highly recommend Haven Holidays to anyone seeking a transformative trekking experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

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    Jonathan
    Canada

    Unforgettable Adventure: Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Haven Holidays

    Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp with Haven Holidays was an unforgettable adventure filled with breathtaking views and unforgettable memories. The itinerary was well-paced, allowing us to acclimatize properly while soaking in the stunning landscapes along the way. Our guide was experienced and attentive, ensuring our safety and enjoyment throughout the journey. The accommodation and meals provided were satisfactory, although a bit more variety in the menu would have been appreciated. Overall, I had a fantastic experience with Haven Holidays and would recommend them to anyone looking for a professionally organized trekking adventure in Nepal.

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    Susan
    Germany

    An Epic Journey: Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Haven Holidays

    Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp with Haven Holidays was truly an epic journey that exceeded all my expectations. The beauty of the Himalayas was simply awe-inspiring, and every step of the trek felt like a new adventure waiting to unfold. Our guide was not only incredibly knowledgeable but also went above and beyond to ensure that everyone in the group was comfortable and enjoying themselves. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, providing a welcome respite after long days of trekking. I highly recommended to Haven Holidays company in Nepal who would like to do any kinds of adventure programs.

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    United Kingdom
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    Preparation For This Trip

    Travel Documents:
  • Travel tickets and trip print/pictures in Device
  • Passport -with at least 6 months validity
  • Passport copies
  • 4 copies of Passport size photos
  • Visa - available at Kathmandu Airport. Check visa requirements and your nationality click: Tourist visa in Nepal
  • Insurance, documents that cover medical, rescue, and airlift(helicopter)in case  on the trip
  • Electronics:
    • Electronic device and charger
    • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories. It may be hard to find charging devices that fit your device, so keep the focus on your charger and multiple adapters.
    • Power Bank- Charging your devices may not be possible everywhere. So, it is recommended to carry a power bank for backup 
    Trekking Packing/Checklist:
    When preparing for a trekking trip in Nepal,  it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference. 
    Comprehensive list of items:
    1. Clothing
    a. Headwear
    Sun Hat/Cap for sun protection - A Sun hat protects the face from the strong rays of the sun. Carry a lightweight hat that can be easily packed. Or A wide-brimmed hat to cover your ears, neck, and face from the strong rays of the sun. 
    Thermal Hat  for warm
    You will need a warm fleece or woolen hat to keep you warm in cold temperatures, especially during freezing nights and cold mornings.
    Buff
    In the Mountains, the air is dry and cold. A buff is an essential piece of gear to keep your neck warm and cover your mouth. It will help protect you against cold as well as dust and prevent you from coughing and damaging your throat and lungs. 
    For more information click the link: Trekking Equipment List:   

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Annapurna Base Camp trek reaches altitudes of around 4,130 meters (13,549 feet), making it moderately challenging due to potential altitude-related issues and varying terrain.

    The Annapurna Base Camp trek typically takes around 7 to 12 days to complete.

    The Annapurna Base Camp trek is generally considered less difficult than the Everest Base Camp trek. While both involve altitude and challenging terrain, the Everest Base Camp trek reaches higher altitudes and presents more technical challenges, making it generally more demanding. However, individual experiences may vary based on factors such as fitness level and altitude acclimatization.

    Yes, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is generally safe, but like any outdoor adventure, it comes with inherent risks. Adequate preparation, including physical fitness, proper gear, and knowledge of the route and weather conditions, can minimize these risks. It's essential to follow safety guidelines, such as acclimatizing to altitude, staying hydrated, and being aware of potential hazards like avalanches or altitude sickness. Additionally, trekking with a reputable guide or group can enhance safety by providing support and local knowledge. Overall, with proper precautions, Annapurna Base Camp trekking can be a rewarding and safe experience.

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek typically takes 7 to 12 days to complete, depending on the chosen route and individual pace.

    The cost of an Annapurna Base Camp trek package varies depending on several factors such as the duration of the trek, inclusions like accommodations, meals, guides, permits, and transportation. On average, a basic package might start from around $500 to $1000 per person for a 7 to 12-days trek. However, deluxe packages with added amenities and services can be different about this range start from $1000 to $2000 or more.

    The best months for the Annapurna Base Camp trek is generally considered to be October, November and December, as well as March, April and May. During these months, the weather is typically clear, with mild temperatures and minimal rainfall, offering optimal trekking conditions and stunning views of the surrounding peaks.


    The Annapurna Base Camp trek is suitable for beginners with a moderate level of fitness. While it involves some uphill climbs and rugged terrain, it doesn't require technical mountaineering skills. With proper preparation, gradual acclimatization, and a reasonable pace, beginners can successfully complete the trek and enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the way.

    The cost of the Annapurna Base Camp trek can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, accommodation choices, guide services, permits, and transportation. On average, a basic trek package can range from $500 to $1000 per person, while more deluxe packages with additional amenities may cost $1000 to $2000 or more. It's essential to research and compare prices from different trekking companies to find a package that fits your budget and preferences.

    Yes, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is widely considered worth it due to its stunning natural beauty, diverse landscapes, and unique cultural encounters, offering an unforgettable adventure in the Himalayas.

    Actually, even the beginners can do Annapurna Base Camp, however, this trek is not recommended for the beginners. But, if even the trekkers are beginners and have got the stamina of walking 5-6 hours a day at above 3000m, then, of course, you can do Annapurna Base Camp as a beginner.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not actually for the beginners as it graded as moderate trekking in Nepal, however some beginners also dare to do Annapurna Base Camp and they accomplish it successfully.

    If you are doing this trek, Annapurna Base camp as a beginner, test your self if you can walk at least 6-7 hours a day with your tiny backpack with several ups and downs at higher elevation like above 3000 m, then, definitely, you can do your Annapurna Base Camp. But, you have to acclimatize by ascending up to Ghorepani and Poonhill ( 2800-3210m) and then only head for ABC. Along with with this, you have to do all required preparations like right and reliable trekking equipment, regular exercises, enhancing stamina and accompanying with professional trekking crew. 

    Actually not, but for the beginners, it may be difficult walk after you leave Deurali ( 3200m) and the beginners have to be very careful while ascending up to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) and Annapurna Base Camp (4160m).

    Annapurna Base Camp is taken as a moderate ascend taking the trekkers to the highest elevation that is 4160, Annapurna Base Camp through Deurali and Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp, since it is a moderate trekking in Nepal. So, people with mild stamina and fitness without having any serious diseases, can successfully accomplish ABC trek in Nepal. 

    Yes, Everest is harder than Annapurna Base Camp as the Everest is located higher elevation than Annapurna. Annapurna Base Camp is located at an elevation of 4160m whilst Everest Base Camp is situated at an elevation of 5364m above the sea level. Walking or ascending or trekking up to 4000m is considered to be a moderate trek whereas trekking up to 5000m is taken a challenging and difficult. Therefore, people who are willing to go toe Everest Base Camp do Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill and then only go for it after gaining some trekking experiences.

    Therefore, Everest is harder and more challenging than Annapurna Base Camp, trekkers are suggested not to do for Everest Base Camp directly without having prior trekking experience like Annapurna Base Camp or similar trekking in Nepal. 

    It is very difficult to decide/fic the exact cost to go to Annapurna Base Camp. However, the re a few indicators which can help you predict or foretell the cost of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. These bases are: the cost of trekking permits, cost of food and accommodation, cost of transportation, cost of guide and porter and extras like tipping and the cost of getting trekking equipment.

    The cost of Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (Rs. 3000 per person), TIMS Card (Rs. 1000), One item of food cost ranges between Rs. 200-1000, one-night accommodation cost ranges between Rs 500-1000, the bus ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara costs Rs. 1500 one way and the flight cost from Kathmandu to Pokhara costs USD 80, Guide costs Rs. 3000-4000 and porter costs 2000-3000 per day and the cost depends on you what kind of trekking equipment checklist you get for your Annapurna Base Camp Trek. And, the final cost will be for the extras like tipping and the cost you allocate for drinks and others.

    So here , calculating all these above costs, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek costs ranges between USD 569 per person for an ordinary trek, if you go with flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back and go with luxury  ABC trek , then the cost will go higher like, it ranges between USD 600-800 from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. 

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